Grieving

Seven Months Later

A mother talks about the surprising arc of grief after the loss of her baby.

Sandbox

A story from a palliative care physician about one family’s thoughtful approach to the death of their new baby.

Sorrow vs Grief

In this segment, a man describes the difference between the nature of grief and sorrow.

What’s Helpful

What do you say to someone who has lost a loved one? In this story, a woman talks about what was helpful, and NOT helpful, when she was grieving the loss of her husband.

A New Spirituality

A woman talks about a spirituality, or faith, that she found while she was grieving her lost husband…and it has stayed with her.

My Heart Was in a Straightjacket

A woman describes the long, slow numbness she feels after after losing both her sister and mother to suicide, and the recognition that the body heals its own way, in its own time.

Death is Real

A woman marvels at how little she actually knew about the reality of death until the loss of her husband.

Crying in Front of Strangers

A woman describes crying in front of strangers after losing her spouse.

Shiva

A description of an ancient Jewish tradition…sitting shiva.

Grief Group

Her father died when she was a girl. In this story, she talks about her grief group. It was a place she could rest for a minute…where there was color and light in a dark time.

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